Flipped Classroom

Turn Your Learning Around!

What is flipped and blended learning?

Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.

Blended learning is a mix of the traditional classroom setting utilizing online videos, forums, and discussion boards.

Source: flippedlearning.org

What do students need?

To be successful in the flipped/blended classroom, students need access to the internet. This can be found through a tablet, smart phone, smart TV, gaming system, or computer. Students will always be required to respond to the videos or discussion in some way. Our flipped classroom will be utilizing Google Classroom and Youtube on a regular basis. Students are advised to download the Gmail app (with their school account), Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Classroom for easy access.

**Students who do not have this access can stay afterschool to work on the computer with Mrs. Link until 4pm, come early to watch the video in the library, or visit a local library.

Forget to Watch?

If you forget to watch, this is the same as forgetting to do traditional homework. If you forget to watch the video, you will not be prepared for class and not be able to participate in discussions and activities. In most cases, students will be given a device to watch the video and take notes, rather than participate with discussion and activity for the day. Students will still be held responsible for making up the missed video and notes.

Flipping and You

Advantages of Flipping

- Students watch and learn at their own pace.

If a student is having a hard time with the material, they can pause and rewind the video as many times as necessary to gain complete understanding. It's like having a 1:1 teacher.

- Introverted students are more likely to let their voice be heard on a digital platform.

- Videos and discussions are always available online as a great review tool before tests.

- Seat time in class is better utilized for conferencing, group work, and interactive activities.

What Can Parents Do?

1. Provide your student with a quiet place to watch the video/participate in discussion each night.

2. If internet is not available, allow your student time to go to the local library or stay afterschool with me to complete their homework.

3. Ask your student questions about what they watched or participated in. Have them read their notes or discussion post to you.

What Will We Do in Class?

***Here is the really exciting part...since traditional lecture will happen at home, our "face to face" time in class will becoming more one on one. I will be able to facilitate projects, essay writing, conferencing, peer edits, and more.

Videos and discussions that you do at home are things I typically teach in the classroom, but the flipped/blended learning model allows authentic learning to occur without the teacher physically present.